|1.||a piece of cloth or plastic worn, esp by babies, to protect their clothes while eating|
|2.||the upper part of some aprons, dungarees, etc, that covers the upper front part of the body|
|3.||pout, Also called: whiting pout a light-brown European marine gadoid food fish, Gadus (or Trisopterus) luscus, with a barbel on its lower jaw|
|4.||short for bibcock|
|5.||informal (Austral) stick one's bib in to interfere|
|—vb , bibs, bibbing, bibbed|
|6.||archaic to drink (something); tipple|
|[C14 bibben to drink, probably from Latin bibere]|
Latin bibe (drink)
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common fish of the cod family, Gadidae, found in the sea along European coastlines. The bib is a rather deep-bodied fish with a chin barbel, three close-set dorsal fins, and two close-set anal fins. It usually grows no longer than about 30 cm (12 inches) and is copper red with darker bars. Though abundant, it is not sought as food.
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